Project Description

Art & Mixed Media (Portfolio Preparation)

5M Creative Arts IconCode: 251086

Coordinator: Nuala Dalzell

If you aspire to be an Artist or Arts Creative and work in the Visual Arts, then this course is for you. We will support you to produce an exciting, competitive and creative art portfolio. You will explore core practical skills including drawing, design, painting, sculpture and mixed media, and relate your work to historical and contemporary artists.

Through our exciting links with VISUAL Carlow, you will explore creative thinking, ideas, style and visual communication and the world of professional artists. You will participate in exhibitions and portfolio collection, and learn about careers in Art.

You can build your portfolio of work, and our students are very successful in securing places in all top art college courses.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • Build your art portfolio
  • Talented artists on our staff
  • Projects with Professionals & VISUAL Carlow
  • Professional art Studios to Develop your Work
  • Digital arts suites with Apple Macs
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Collage Techniques
  • Combined Materials
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Artist
  • Art & Design Teaching
  • Ceramics
  • Craft
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • art-and-design-web v2
  • art-and-design-testimonial v2
  • Art Room

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to bring a selection of recent artwork to interview in addition to the standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Art 5M1985

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.